Newsletter – February 28, 2018

This special AGM edition celebrates the achievements of the 2016-2017 season, reviews the year that was and looks forward to the events of 2018.

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About the awards

It was my intent to document the various awards so that those like myself who are unaware of the requirements or history of the awards could have a better appreciation beyond just the raw distances in brevet kilometres traveled. It turns out this is a broad topic and so in order to do it justice, there will be an “award of the month” article in future newsletters covering the topic in an appropriate amount of detail.

For now though you will just have to be as awestruck as I am at the commitment and accomplishment of covering so many kilometres in a year.

Awards

Awards were presented by Sandy Vigar to recipients who attended the meeting. The list below acknowledges all achievements for the year.

Award

Name

Audax Australia Annual 10000km  Award Brian Hornby
Audax Australia Annual 7500km  Award Peter Watson
Audax Australia Annual 5000km  Award Anthony Richardson
Peter Jenkins
Audax Australia Annual 2500km  Award Gayle Sticher
John McMullan
Justin Bennett
Pat Lehane
Raoul Dover
Tara Horner
Vaughan Kippers
Audax Australia Annual 1000km  Award Andrew Gills
Elizabeth Blooms
Hugh Fyson
Kim Christie
Mark Harris
Peter Butterss
Australian Super Randonneur Anthony Richardson
Brian Hornby
Dirt Series Peter Jenkins
Raoul Dover
Vaughan Kippers
Gale Schaub Award Gayle Sticher
Gran Turismo Super Randonneur Anthony Richardson
Brian Hornby
Nouveau Randonneur Andrew Gills
Anthony Richardson
Brian Hornby
John McMullan
Justin Bennett
Kim Christie
Peter Watson
Simon Faber
Tara Horner
Tracey Howley
Petite Year Round Randonneur Gayle Sticher
John McMullan
Justin Bennett
Kim Christie
Pat Lehane
Peter Jenkins
The Martin Pearson Memorial Trophy Brian Hornby
Woodrup 5000 Anthony Richardson
Brian Hornby
Year Round Randonneur Anthony Richardson
Brian Hornby
Peter Robertson
Peter Watson
Raoul Dover

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2016-2017 season review

Reports covering the 2016-2017 season were delivered to those assembled.

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President’s Report

Brian presented the President’s report which covered a lot of ground.

Key points mentioned:

  • The epermanent system has proved a great success on a number of fronts. Ease of use has contributed to increased rider participation and manual administration is greatly reduced. Funds are collected at the point of registration which has improved this aspect of ride management as well.
  • GT Series and Great Northern Six pack organised by Gayle and Kim have been a great success and the Great Northern Six pack will run again in 2018.
  • The Brevet secretary’s efforts were acknowledged by Brian who noted that he has a greater appreciation for the effort involved while covering for Nick.
  • The Treasurer’s efforts were acknowledged by Brian who reports that changes by the national committee are likely to simplify financial processes at some point in future.
  • The work of the Calendar coordinator was acknowledged with Brian noting both Peter and Rosie’s efforts.
  • Membership is growing currently 172 from 140 previously with much of the growth in FNQ. Membership clusters around where rides are conducted leading to discussion on how to improve membership on the Gold and Sunshine Coast regions.

Financial Report

Kym presented the financial report showing the club currently has a strong financial position. Spending for the year was explained.

Key points mentioned:

  • significant increase in rider participation, especially in FNQ
  • permanent rides increased 600% and the epermanent system was attributed as a factor for this increase
  • two rides made a loss during the season

Calendar coordinator

Peter presented his report providing a detailed analysis, pointing out areas of growth. The epermanent system was acknowledged as contributing to the rise in permanents ridden. A significant increase in gravel kilometres was noted as well.

Secretary

Mark advised:

  • Increased social traffic, in particular Facebook where the club has two presences, an external page open to all and a group open to members only.
  • The efforts of Rod Staines in assisting ride promotion was acknowledged.
  • The use of the automated email list for distribution of information and ride promotion was also noted.
  • Website analysis shows visits in the order of 600 per month.
  • The newsletter editor is now Keith Heinrich who is always open to new content, and especially ride reports.

2018 Committee

Please welcome your committee for 2018.

President:                             Brian Hornby                  brianhornby19@gmail.com

Vice-President:                    Jeff Franklin                    jefffranklin70@yahoo.com.au

Treasurer:                            Kym Raffelt                     kym.raffelt@gmail.com

Brevet Secretary:                Vaughan Kippers             vaughankippers@bigpond.com

Secretary:                            Mark Riley                       m.riley@uq.edu.au

Newsletter Editor:                Keith Heinrich                 keith@heinrich.id.au

Calendar Co-ordinator:        Peter Jenkins                  berlioz@bigpond.net.au

General Committee members: Justin Bennett, David Booth, Raoul Dover, Simon Faber, Rosie Godwin, Lindsay Green, Tara Horner, Pat Lehane, John McMullen, Anthony Richardson, Rod Staines, Gayle Sticher, Peter Watson

Upcoming Rides

Click on the ride name for online registration.

Berry Good 200 (2018)

A supported ride on relatively quiet roads starting at Lowood and heading west to the foothills of the range at Mt Berryman

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
200km
BRM
07:00 Lowood – Gatton – Lowood Map $25.00 (mbrs)
$35.00 (Non)

Start Location

Lowood

Contact

Vaughan Kippers  Ph: 0733766761  Email: vaughankippers@bigpond.com

Event Date: 03-Mar-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 28-Feb-2018

River Loop March (2018)

A social ride followed by a coffee somewhere interesting on Montague Rd

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
50km
BA
05:30 A social river loop Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
100km
BA
05:30 A social river + an extension Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Toowong

Contact

Brian Hornby  Ph: +61418711417  Email: Brianhornby19@gmail.com

Event Date: 06-Mar-2018 5:30 am
Registration Close Date: 06-Mar-2018

Mangroves to Mountains (2018)

Choice of distances – 50/100/150 km through undulating countryside. This ride is unsupported but the controls are at conveniently spaced coffee shops and bakeries.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
50km
BA
07:00 A pleasant ride to the seaside haven of Nudgee Beach incorporating a café stop at the ever popular and cycle friendly Pam’s Café 88. Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
150km
BA
07:00 A longer loop offering a more scenic option via Ocean View Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
100km
BA
07:00 A scenic loop through the Samford Valley, returning via Dayboro and Redcliffe Peninsula Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Brighton

Contact

Peter Jenkins  Ph: 0407149375  Email: berlioz@bigpond.net.au

Event Date: 18-Mar-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 17-Mar-2018

Fleche’s Little TrOppy (2018)

Teams of 3, 4 or 5 bicycles. Choose your own starting point and plan your own route – just ride 180km in the 24hrs from Saturday morning. Join all the teams for a Sunday morning breakfast at the Lure Restaurant, Port Douglas Pier, to brag about your efforts!

More information about the Oppy – http://www.longrides.bike/?page_id=17538

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
180km
Fleche
07:00 Finishing at the Lure Restaurant, Port Douglas Pier, at 7am Sunday morning25 March and join the teams for breakfast and coffee. Organise your team of 3-5 riders and plan your own route. Ride the 180+kms to commemorate the great Australian cyclist Sir Hubert Opperman. $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Anywhere in Far North Queensland

Contact

Gayle Sticher  Ph: 0428440411  Email: gayle.sticher@bigpond.com

Event Date: 24-Mar-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 18-Mar-2018

Fleche’s Big TrOppy (2018)

Teams of 3, 4 or 5 bicycles. Choose your own starting point and plan your own route – just ride 360km in the 24hrs from Saturday morning. Join all the teams for a Sunday morning breakfast at The Lure Restaurant, Port Douglas Pier, to brag about your efforts!

More details about riding the Oppy – http://www.longrides.bike/?page_id=17538

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
360km
Fleche
07:00 Finishing at The Lure Restaurant, Port Douglas Pier at 7am Sunday morning 25 March and join the teams for breakfast and coffee. Organise your team of 3-5 riders and plan your own route. Ride the 360+kms to commemorate the great Australian cyclist Sir Hubert Opperman. $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Anywhere in Far North Queensland

Contact

Gayle Sticher  Ph: 0428440411  Email: gayle.sticher@bigpond.com

Event Date: 24-Mar-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 18-Mar-2018

Petit Opperman – QLD (2018)

The Petit Oppy challenge is to ride 180km together in a group of 3 to 5 bikes to finish at St. Lucia riding for the first 12 and the last 2 hours of the Oppy. Join the other teams for breakfast at St Lucia

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
180km
Fleche
08:00 Choose your own course. Distance ridden can be 20% below or 15% above your nominated distance with a minimum of 180 km. Ride ends at UQ St Lucia $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Anywhere

Contact

Mark Riley  Ph: 0416802834  Email: m.riley@uq.edu.au

Event Date: 24-Mar-2018 8:00 am
Registration Close Date: 21-Mar-2018

Opperman All Day Trial – QLD (2018)

A team must consist of 3, 4 or 5 bicycles. Each team chooses its own start point and course. A minimum of 360 km must be ridden in 24 hours from Sat morning and all teams finish at the same point (St Lucia) for breakfast at St Lucys.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
360km
Fleche
08:00 A team must consist of 3, 4 or 5 bicycles. Each team chooses its own start point and course. A minimum of 360 km must be ridden in 24 hours from Sat morning and all teams finish at the same point (St Lucia) for breakfast at St Lucys. $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

anywhere

Contact

Mark Riley  Ph: 0416 802 834  Email: m.riley@uq.edu.au

Documentation:

http://www.audax.org.au/public/index.php/fleche-opperman

Event Date: 24-Mar-2018 8:00 am
Registration Close Date: 22-Mar-2018

March Madness (2018)

A scenic ride to Kilcoy for lunch, folowed by tea at Mooloolah. Then it’s all flat back to Banyo.

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
300km
BRM
07:00 Scenic ride via Dayboro to Kilcoy, Peachester, Mooloolah and a flat return trip. $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

10 Sunwell St. Brighton

Contact

Peter Jenkins  Ph: 0407149375  Email: berlioz@bigpond.net.au

Event Date: 31-Mar-2018 7:00 am
Registration Close Date: 28-Mar-2018

River Loop April (2018)

A social ride followed by a coffee somewhere interesting on Montague Rd

Please check the  Audax Lighting Rules and the Reflective Garment Guidelines.

Dist /
Brevet
Start Details Map Cost
50km
BA
05:30 A social river loop Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)
100km
BA
05:30 A social river loop + an extension Map $6.00 (mbrs)
$16.00 (Non)

Start Location

Toowong

Contact

Brian Hornby  Ph: +61418711417  Email: Brianhornby19@gmail.com

Event Date: 03-Apr-2018 5:30 am
Registration Close Date: 31-Mar-2018

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